it couldn't, because it wasn't ready. the administrative costs were $50 million to make this thing happen. when it started on july 24, within two days, the computers crashed. dealers were not able to register the transactions that they had dement in, and they were facing $15,000 fines essentially. the e.p.a., in the middle of the week decided to change which cars were eligible for the cash for clunkers program right in the middle of the week! >> you talk about the administration and how government can be slow. that's fine, but you're not talking about the value of this program to middle income consumers, to a key part of the american economy, the auto industry, which has lots of subsidiaries, that contributes to making cars. i think it's good news and yet, you guys are like, oh, no, anything obama, we will put down. >> it defies all laws of economics t isn't as if the cash has arrived by stork.